Barbara Corcoran IS the Real Deal!

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Real Estate Agent with William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance 18497

This past spring I had the pleasure of meeting my idol and real estate extraordinaire, Barbara Corcoran! 

While skiing in Utah, my family and I sat down to lunch one day and we were excited to notice Ms. Corcoran at the table next to ours! My niece, Kate, is a huge fan of "Shark Tank" and I, of course, am inspired by her real estate expertise. After getting over our nerves, Kate and I approached Barbara and, to our delight, she couldn't have been more lovely and gracious to chat with a pair of giddy fans!

At the time I was in the middle of a particularly tough negotiation. So, I asked her if she could give a little advice from one real estate colleague to another. Her response was simple and clear: "Remember that when negotiating, always make everyone feel special and that they have won."

So true! These are words I now always keep in mind.

 

Thanks for the meet and greet, Barbara!

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Scott Webster, Realtor  

William Raveis Real Estate

203.544.8063

www.raveis.com/teammember/scottwebster/11039

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Comments (17)

Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Barbara does sound like the real deal.  Wonder if she ever comes South...

Jun 29, 2015 09:58 AM
Scott Webster
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance - Wilton, CT

She seems to be all over the place these days, Ginger!

Jun 29, 2015 10:04 AM
Jennifer Provencio
San Diego County and Central Valley - Oceanside, CA
The Reverse Mortgage Speciailist

Wow! Sounds awesome! I love that advice: "Remember that when negotiating, always make everyone feel special and that they have won." I think it is something we can remember in all our relationships.

Jun 29, 2015 10:17 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Wow...you are so lucky to have met her in person. I just love watching her on Shark tank. She seems to be the only shark that has a heart...

Lover her advice: "Make everyone feel special..."

Jun 29, 2015 10:26 AM
Scott Webster
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance - Wilton, CT

Yes, Jennifer, Sarah and Les - it's an easy thing to forget, but important to consider.

Jun 29, 2015 10:31 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Scott - Oh that is so cool.  And, great advice.  I'm glad she's real, and I've heard that before.  One of my other friends met her, too.  What a great picture.

Jun 29, 2015 10:34 AM
Scott Webster
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance - Wilton, CT

Thank you, Debbie ;)

Jun 29, 2015 10:36 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Scott - Barbara is totally unpredictable.  I met her last year at a local function in White Plains.  She is the real deal.

Jun 29, 2015 11:16 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Great advice you got, if you make everyone feel like they won, everyone is happy and the transaction is easy. It's like selling your offer pretty much, marketing at its finest.

Jun 29, 2015 01:59 PM
Karen Winters, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Chicago, IL - Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL

I am a fan of hers as well.  It's so nice to hear that someone is as nice in person as they seem onscreen.  

Jun 29, 2015 03:20 PM
Scott Webster
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance - Wilton, CT

True, Stefan!

Karen, I have met other celebrities who are surprisingly not as nice as you would guess in real life, so this was refreshing!

Jun 29, 2015 08:54 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Scott Webster ,  It's times like that, that motivate us and one that will be fixed in our minds for the rest of our lives.  Have a great day.

Jul 07, 2015 12:36 PM
Scott Webster
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance - Wilton, CT

Yes, Larry, I feel lucky!

Jul 07, 2015 10:04 PM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Scott - What great advice - so nice to hear that out of the expert in real estate!      So sorry that I missed this!

Jul 18, 2015 12:15 AM
Scott Webster
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance - Wilton, CT

I love following her, Dagny! She has some great things to say!

Jul 18, 2015 12:26 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Scott.  So cool to have met someone you have watched and appreciated so much.  For them to be special in person as well a huge bonus.  Words given in person for you to live by years to come is a rare and treasured gift.  How very special of you to share that with us.  Thank you,  Mark

Sep 09, 2015 01:22 PM
Scott Webster
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance - Wilton, CT

Thank you, Mark!

Sep 09, 2015 08:52 PM